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The risk of Hybris: Anglicans who consider themselves as fully right!

Many analyses have been made on the current crisis within the Anglican Communion, which increasingly is issuing in schisms in many parts of the Communion. Generally they refer to theological matters referring to the differences in hermeneutics as the main cause of tensions, especially related to what the Bible says about sexual behavior. That is true. In the view of others, the central issue is related to power. Power to try and show that the truth is owned by those who define themselves as defenders of the true faith. This is also true. But I would add a new aspect in these analyses: the inflation of the self or, in Greek, HYBRIS. People who consider themselves as model of faith sometimes forget completely the community dimension, the collegiality and humility before others. They often underestimate the weight of institutions, canons, hierarchy, obedience --  everything that might mean a limit to their convictions.The path that many Anglicans are choosing today is the dangerous path …

Brazilian Bishop is fasting for River São Francisco

"Therefore, I restart my fasting and pray. And I only will stop it with the withdrawl of the army from the construction site of the diversion project at the north and the east canals and with the final suspension of the São Francisco River diversion project. There is no other alternative". D. Luiz Cappio in a letter to the President LulaFor second time a roman catholic bishop in Barra, state of BA started a fasting in defense of the river São Francisco. In a midst of a great controversy involving the project for implementation of the river, the bishop start two years ago a fasting. After negotiations with governamental representatives that promised suspend the project and discuss it with social representations, the bishop stopped his first fasting.Now, with the lack of agreement between government and popular sectors, the work of implementation has started, even with the presence of military troops.The Archbishop Mauricio Andrade and brazilians anglicans bishops is joining o…